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Annual Green Neighborhood Expo moves to Old Town

Sep 07, 2018

UPDATE: Postponed until October 20 due to weather

Don't miss the City's Green Neighborhood Expo in Old Town Winchester on Saturday, September 15 from 11 am-3 pm. Stop by the Loudoun Street Mall in Old Town Winchester to learn about:

  • Sustainability practices
  • Energy, soil and water conservation
  • Gardening
  • Native plants to Winchester
  • Recycling
  • Tree care
  • Much more

There will be educational displays, interactive demos and experts available to answer your questions about green living.

City hosts 2nd annual September 11 Commemorative Event

Sep 07, 2018

Stop by Bridgeforth Stadium in Jim Barnett Park on Tuesday, September 11 at 8:45 am to honor our local first responders and those that made the ultimate sacrifice during the 9/11 tragedy 17 years ago. May we never forget.

Apparatus that responded to the scene in 2001 will also be on display and Starbucks will be serving beverages onsite.

Free and open to the public.

September 11 commemorative event

City recognized for social media campaign for recruitment

Sep 06, 2018

The City's social media campaign created last year by the Communications Department to enhance public safety personnel recruitment won a City/County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) Silver award for best use of Facebook.

The successful campaign featured several photos of local officers and firefighter/paramedics and the reasons why their service makes a difference in the community or why they chose Winchester. Both campaigns resulted in more applications being received by qualified applicants which filled many vacancies for both new and hard-to-fill positions.

2017 Tourism Revenue Surpassed $259 million in Winchester-Frederick County

Sep 05, 2018

Data released by the United States Travel Association (USTA) reveals that all regions in Virginia posted an increase in tourism revenue last year, including Winchester-Frederick County.

Tourism was an important contributor to the local economy in 2017. Tourism revenue for the combined Winchester-Frederick County area reached $259.1 million, a 4.3 percent change over 2016. Local tourism-supported jobs totaled 2,456 while local tourism-related taxes were $8.2 million.

2018 Labor Day Schedule

Aug 30, 2018

The City of Winchester will operate on the following schedule the week of September 3, 2018 in observance of the Labor Day holiday:

City receives grant for wayfinding signage

Aug 09, 2018

Virignia Governor Ralph Northam announced on August 2 that Winchester will receive a $10,000 Downtown Investment Grant. Old Town Winchester is an original Virginia Main Street Community and has been in the program over 30 years. As an accredited program, we were eligible to apply for a Downtown Investment Grant. We submitted the grant application in March 2018.

National Night Out returns to Winchester August 7

Aug 03, 2018

National Night Out will be hosted by the Winchester Police Department (WPD) on August 7, 2018 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the Loudoun Street Mall near the Old Court House. The nationwide event, now in its 35th year, is a “community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live,” according to the National Association of Town Watch.

August Friday Night Live Features Local Favorite

Aug 03, 2018

Don’t miss the final Friday Night Live of the 2018 season, on Friday, August 17th from 5-11 pm. This popular event series, known as Old Town Winchester’s summer block party, is the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, shop, dine, and enjoy great live music, street performers, and artisans.

Winchester area to host 2019 Harley Owners Group Annual Rally

Jul 27, 2018

The Winchester area has been chosen as the host community for the 2019 Harley Owners Group (HOG) Annual Rally, coined as the “Curves to Cores HOG Rally.” The event, held over five days from June 19-23, 2019, will attract in excess of 2,000 attendees per day and result in an estimated direct impact of $3-$4 million in local spending.